Born on 31st December, 1950. Attended St. Xavier's School, Delhi and passed the ISC in the First Division. Graduated from St. Stephen's College with Honours in History. Attained First Division in LL.B. from Faculty of Laws, Delhi University, and was awarded the First Prize in Moot Court and Silver Medal in Labour Laws. Captained Faculty Teams in Basketball and Tennis and was chosen Sports Secretary. Practiced in all the Courts in Delhi, although primarily in the High Court of Delhi. Handled civil, arbitration and commercial disputes. Had a special interest and consultancy on minority rights.
Member - 7th and 8th Synod, Church of North India; Delhi Diocesan Council, CNI; New Delhi YMCA, Board of Directors. Board of Governors - St. Stephen's College, Delhi; Bishop Cotton School Shimla; Queen Mary's School Delhi; St. Stephen's Hospital Tis Hazari, Delhi; Philadelphia Hospital, Ambala. Managing Committees of several other Christian Institutions. Core Member of the Inter Denomination Committee under aegis of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of India for recommendations of amendments to the Personal Laws relating to Christians in India.
Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 7-7-1999. Appointed permanent Judge on 30-10-2000. Member of the Malta Judicial Conference under the auspices of the Hague Convention; participated in and addressed several international Conferences.
First Chairperson of Delhi High Court Arbitration Centre and in this capacity was involved in its establishment as well as its operation. Member, National Legal Services Authority and Executive Chairman, Delhi Legal Services Authority.
Appointed as Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Karnataka on 12-9-2011 and assumed office as Chief Justice, High Court of Karnataka on 24 th December, 2011.